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Laws banning cellphone use while driving fail to reduce crashes

As state legislators across the US enact laws that ban phoning and/or texting while driving, a new Highway Loss Data Institute study finds [b]no reductions in crashes after hand-held phone bans take effect[/b]. Comparing insurance claims for crash damage in 4 US jurisdictions before and after such bans, the researchers find steady claim rates compared with nearby jurisdictions without such bans. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) is an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Laws banning cellphone use while driving fail to reduce crashes
xcel, Jan 29, 2010
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